AMPD hosts event for budding art scholars

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For the second year in a row, York University’s School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design (AMPD) has been chosen to host the only Ontario event for National Portfolio Day (NPD), which provides artistic high-school students the chance to meet with art and design schools from around the world, receive feedback on their portfolios and get tips on preparing a successful university application.

On Saturday, Nov. 4, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Centre for Fine Arts, nearly 30 art and design schools will be in attendance from across Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. – including York’s Department of Design and the Department of Visual Art & Art History.

During the event, students will be given 10 to 15 minutes of one-on-one, face-to-face time with professional representatives of accredited colleges and universities and will receive valuable feedback ahead of submitting portfolios for enrolment consideration.

The portfolio reviews will not only provide students the opportunity to have up to 15 works reviewed, but will allow schools to inform prospective students of application requirements, as well as answer any questions about the availability of scholarships and financial aid.

The event – and hosting – furthers AMPD efforts to demonstrate its reputation as a leader in education in the arts, promote its programs and experiences to the community and prospective students, prepare youth for meaningful careers and long-term success, as well as recruit the next generation of AMPD students and artists who will create positive change through their work.

Hosting globally recognized organizations like NPD demonstrates AMPD’s reputation as a leader in arts, culture and design education, attracting and preparing top students for creative industry, research and professional opportunities in Canada, the U.S. and around the world.

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